Draft Genome of a Type 4 Pilus Defective Myxococcus xanthus Strain, DZF1

Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Genome Announcements 05/2013; 1(3). DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00392-13
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Myxococcus xanthus is a member of the Myxococcales order within the deltaproteobacterial subdivision. Here, we report the whole-genome shotgun sequence of the type IV pilus (T4P) defective strain DZF1, which includes many genes found in strain DZ2 but absent from strain DK1622.

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